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Top global risk factors: cyberwar and populism

The silhouette of a young man against a red background with a projected message related to the Petya ransomware
The Petya ransomware attack occurred in June 2017. Photo: Alexander Ryumin/TASS via Getty Images

"Cyberwarfare and populism are some of the top risks that could threaten global stability and financial markets in the years ahead, investors and policymakers warned at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference," Reuters' Anna Irrera reports from Beverly Hills.

Yes, but (and this was true at Davos, too): "Ironically, the mood [at the conference] was so positive that some speakers worried about excessive optimism."